CMU Athletics, American Red Cross and PES 603 Graduate Students Create Operation Gold Out: Selling Out For Charity
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CMU is holding Operation Gold Out: Selling Out for Charity on Saturday.
MOUNT PLEASANT - Graduate students from Central Michigan University’s PES 603 class have teamed up with CMU Athletics and the American Red Cross to try and sell out the November 22nd home men’s basketball game against Wright State. In order to reach a sellout, 5,200 people are needed. The game has a scheduled tipoff of 2 p.m. this Saturday.

Students taking PES 603: Administration of Physical Education & Sport have organized their class into a corporation resembling a collegiate athletic department. Earlier in the semester the CMU Men’s Basketball program approached the PES 603 Corporation about presenting different ideas to help increase attendance and community involvement specifically for this Saturday’s game against Wright State.

The winning concept, Operation Gold Out: Selling Out for Charity seeks to set the attendance record for a Men’s Basketball game while raising money for the American Red Cross. Bracelets that state “Think Tough. Be Tough”, a motto of the CMU Men’s Basketball program, are being sold for $2 a piece by the students of PES 603 to raise money for the American Red Cross.

Furthermore, canned goods will be collected in a variety of ways. A canned food competition will be held in the residence halls at CMU leading up to the game, while community members who bring two canned goods to the game can purchase a ticket for a discount price of $5. CMU students are also encouraged to bring one canned good to the game.

For more information on Operation Gold Out: Selling Out for Charity, please contact Ryan Lambert at 630-854-6743 or by e-mail